Bishonen, a six-member group comprising Naoki Fujii, Taisho Iwasaki, Yuto Nasu, Ryuga Sato, Ukisho Hidaka, and Issei Kanasashi, kicked off their first independent performance at the Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre in October. The dress rehearsal for 'SHONENTACHI 2023: Through the Darkness' was held on the 4th, marking a significant moment in their career. This production is directed by Snow Man's Iwamoto Hikaru.
'Shonentachi' has been a beloved production since its 1969 debut, evolving with various adaptations. The story delves into the struggles, conflicts, and friendships arising from the youth of the boys, portrayed through song and dance. Notably, this iteration introduces changes in character settings and direction while preserving the core essence of the story.
With Iwamoto Hikaru directing, 'Shonentachi' promises a fresh perspective on the tragedy of "war" while preserving the youthful energy of the boys.